The Criminal Division (CRM) enforces and supervises the application of all federal criminal laws except those specifically assigned to other divisions. The Division and the 93 U.S. Attorneys have the responsibility for overseeing the prosecution of criminal matters under more than 900 statutes. Criminal Division attorneys prosecute many nationally significant cases. In addition to its robust litigation responsibilities, the Division formulates and implements criminal enforcement policy and provides advice and assistance to prosecutors and investigators around the country. Among other things, the Criminal Division advises the Attorney General, Congress, the Office of Management Budget and the White House on matters of criminal law; provides legal advice and assistance to federal prosecutors and investigative agencies; and coordinates national and international law enforcement actions.
The incumbent of this position is one of six Deputy Assistant Attorneys General in the Criminal Division, and is on the immediate staff of the Assistant Attorney General (AAG) in charge of the Division. The incumbent manages and supervises the affairs and business of the Criminal Division under the direction of the AAG and the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General. The incumbent also acts as consultant and advisor on those questions of major policy and matters that require the personal attention of the AAG. He/she is also responsible for the direct supervision of assigned Division components, including the Public Integrity Section (PIN) and the Office of Enforcement Operations (OEO).
As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.
The DAAG is responsible for:
- Overseeing the Public Integrity Section, which combats corruption through the prosecution of elected and appointed public officials at all levels of government.
- Overseeing the Office of Enforcement Operations, which evaluates and approves some of the most sophisticated and sensitive investigative tools at the Federal Government's disposal, including electronic surveillance, the Federal Witness Security Program, media subpoenas, and witness immunity requests.
- Providing advice and counsel to the AAG on sensitive matters before the Criminal Division.
- Playing an active role in policy formulation, negotiations involving the most difficult and precedent-setting cases falling within his/her jurisdiction, and the investigation and prosecution of cases under his/her supervision. Providing legal guidance that reflects a thorough knowledge of highly specialized areas.
- Analyzing and reviewing proposed or pending legislation for possible impact on the work of the Criminal Division's Sections/Offices.
- Representing the AAG in matters relating to designated program areas; on various interdepartmental committees or activities; and with members of Congress and their staffs. Maintaining close and personal relationships with other investigative agencies, in particular in relation to cases under consideration for prosecution.
- Serving as an advocate for the financial, human, and technical resource allocations to the Sections/Offices under his/her leadership. Working closely with responsible Sections/Offices to ensure that resource enhancements necessary for proposed priorities are identified.
Interested applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be duly licensed and authorized to practice as an attorney under the laws of any State, territory of the United States, or the District of Columbia. Applicants must be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction) in good standing and have at least 5 years post-J.D. experience. Applicants must also have a high level of management/supervisory experience.
Applicants must submit a resume and a separate narrative statement/response that addresses each of the Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification factors related to this position as well as the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) related to all positions in the Senior Executive Service.
OPM's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications can assist you in writing an effective SES application. In particular, please note the Challenge-Context-Action-Result Model that is recommended and very helpful when drafting ECQ narrative responses. The Guide is available on OPM's Website at: http://www.opm.gov/ses/references/guidetoSESQuals_2012.pdf
Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification Requirements
- Significant experience in supervising the development and prosecution of Federal criminal cases and reviewing the work product of attorneys and prosecutors;
- Familiarity with Federal regulatory and investigatory agencies, on-going programs, and key national goals and priorities relating to criminal law enforcement;
- Significant experience establishing and maintaining harmonious relationships with the public, members of Congress, Federal officials and foreign partners; and
- Significant experience formulating and implementing policies dealing with complex legal issues.
Candidates will be evaluated on the mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification Requirements identified above based on their total background, i.e., education, training, self-development, awards, outside activities, performance appraisal, and work history. If candidates are found to possess all technical requirements, they will then be evaluated based on the Executive Core Qualifications as established by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, outlined below.
ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification encompasses the ability to develop and implement an organizational vision, which integrates key national and program goals, priorities, values, and other factors. Inherent to it is the ability to balance change and continuity--to continually strive to improve customer service and program performance within the basic Government framework, to create a work environment that encourages creative thinking, and to maintain focus, intensity and persistence, even under adversity.
- Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, Continual Learning, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Service Motivation, Strategic Thinking, Vision
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to design and implement strategies, which maximize employee potential and foster high ethical standards in meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals.
- Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Cultural Awareness, Integrity/Honesty, Team Building
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification stresses accountability and continuous improvement. It includes the ability to make timely and effective decisions and produce results through strategic planning and the implementation and evaluation of programs and policies.
- Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to acquire and administer human, financial, material, and information resources in a manner which instills public trust and accomplishes the organization's mission, and to use new technology to enhance decision making.
- Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Technology Management, Human Resources Management
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to explain, advocate and express facts and ideas in a convincing manner, and negotiate with individuals and groups internally and externally. It also involves the ability to develop an expansive professional network with other organizations, and to identify the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization.
- Leadership Competencies: Influencing/Negotiating, Interpersonal Skills, Oral Communication, Partnering, Political Savvy, Written Communication
The managerial qualifications of a selectee who is not a current or former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employee must be approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) before appointment. In addition, individuals entering the SES career service for the first time are subject to a one-year probationary period.
If the selectee is not a current employee of the Offices, Boards, or Divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice, he/she will be required to submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
To receive consideration, applicants must submit:
- A resume
- A separate statement addressing each of the Mandatory Professional/Technical Qualification Requirements.
- A separate statement addressing each ECQ that describes your managerial experience. While individuals who are current or former career SES members (approved by OPM and have completed an initial probationary period) need not submit an Executive Core Qualifications statement, they are required to provide an SF-50 or SES certificate to demonstrate their current or prior service. Otherwise, the absence of ECQs will be identified as a failure to comply with the requirements of the vacancy. Applicants must meet qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
- If you are a current or recent Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) and a performance appraisal issued within the past 12 months, or if none exists, please include a statement to that effect.
Submit all the required documents listed below to:
SES.CRMJOBS@USDOJ.GOV or faxed to (202) 616-3756 (**Preference is to receive an application via e-mail).
Applications being mailed should be sent to:
Department of Justice/Criminal Division
1331 F Street, NW
Attn: Monet Gregory
Human Capital Staff
Washington, DC 20530
As all incoming U.S. mail must be processed at a remote facility prior to final delivery, to avoid delay in receipt, it is highly recommended that applicants use Federal Express.
All applications (including mailed applications) MUST BE RECEIVED BY 11:59 PM EST on Monday, April 17, 2017.
Applicants should familiarize themselves and comply with the relevant rules of professional conduct regarding any possible conflicts of interest in connection with their applications. In particular, please notify this Office if you currently represent clients or adjudicate matters in which this Office is involved and/or you have a family member who is representing clients or adjudicating matters in which this Office is involved so that we can evaluate any potential conflict of interest or disqualification issue that may need to be addressed under those circumstances.